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Photos and Game Summary: VCU Men’s Soccer Defeat George Washington

Goals by senior Fortia Munts (Barcelona, Spain) and sophomore Fiorre Mane (Dakar, Senegal) lift VCU to a crucial 2-0 win over George Washington Saturday night at Sports Backers Stadium.

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Official VCU Summary

Final Score: VCU: 2, George Washington: 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU: 6-6-2 (5-1-1), George Washington: 5-10-1 (3-4-0)

THE SHORT STORY 

Goals by senior Fortia Munts (Barcelona, Spain) and sophomore Fiorre Mane (Dakar, Senegal) lift VCU to a crucial 2-0 win over George Washington Saturday night at Sports Backers Stadium.

QUICK FACTS

  • Munts scored his first of the season and got VCU on the board early with a goal in the 4th minute.
  • VCU increased its lead 2-0 in the 61st minute by way of Mane’s third goal of the season.
  • Senior Mario Sequeira (San Jose, Costa Rica) secured his fourth shutout of the season by making seven saves.
  • The Rams outshot the Colonial 17-14 on the night with Mane leading the way with five shots.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU wasted no time finding the back of the net. In the 4th minute, junior Biska Biyombo (Lumbumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo) made a streaking run down the right sideline, beating out his defender and played a brilliant ball to Munts who was waiting just inside the 18 and fired a rocket to the back of the net.
  • Mane nearly netted VCU’s second of the night in the 16th minute, but his shot went wide.
  • In the 37th minute, Munts sent in a free kick to a dangerous spot in the box where junior Zeron Sewell (Morant Bay, Jamaica) got a boot on the ball, but sent his shot high.
  • The Rams took a 2-0 lead in the 61st minute with a beautiful attack starting just beyond midfield. Junior Oquin Robinson (Bull Bay, Jamaica) played the ball wide to senior Ryo Shimazaki (Kawasaki, Japan) who took a touch and sent the ball into the box where Mane was waiting to bury the shot.
  • VCU continued to be the offensive aggressor, finding chances in the 78th and 79th minutes.
  • Sequeira kept his clean sheet alive in the 81st minute with an impressive fingertip save on a free kick.

WHAT’S NEXT

VCU will host UNC Wilmington for its final non-conference match of the year Wednesday, Oct. 30. Kickoff at Sports Backers Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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From the Henrico Citizen:

There will be no school-sponsored winter sports in Henrico County this year, school officials announced Monday.

The decision came in light of rising COVID-19 case incidence locally and tighter state restrictions about indoor events, according to Henrico Schools spokesman Andy Jenks.

Fall sports were delayed until the spring (with a start date of Feb. 4), and Henrico Schools officials will evaluate in January the possibility of allowing those sports to take place, Jenks wrote in a message posted on the school system’s website and sent to families.

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VCU Ram Attendance Capped at 250

VCU Athletics will begin basketball season with a capacity of 250 spectators inside the Stuart C. Siegel Center.

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VCU Athletics issued this statement earlier today.

VCU Athletics will begin basketball season with a capacity of 250 spectators inside the Stuart C. Siegel Center. Tuesday’s capacity adjustment was made in accordance with new COVID-19 safety guidance from the Commonwealth of Virginia, announced last week.

Should the State issue new guidance in the future, VCU Athletics will adjust accordingly.

A limited number of tickets will be made available to VCU students and guests of student-athletes. Approximately 175 seats will be reserved for season ticket holders. VCU Athletics will determine access to season tickets based on giving level and rank within each giving level, consistent with the Seat Equity model. VCU Athletics has created protocols to make unused tickets available to Ram Athletic Fund members on a single-game basis.

Season ticket holders will receive notice by Wednesday, Nov. 18 if they qualify for the new limited capacity model. Ticket holders who do not meet the limited capacity qualifications will have a variety of options, including the ability to transfer their season ticket donation to a Ram Athletic Fund gift for 2021-22 or a refund.

“We regret that we cannot have our usual full capacity to start the men’s basketball season,” McLaughlin said. “Our loyal, dedicated fans make our home games the best environment in college basketball and we will miss everyone who cannot attend in person. We will continue to work with all parties in an effort to maximize capacity beyond the current guidelines as the season progresses.”

VCU Athletics will limit seating to the arena bowl in a socially-distanced manner, with a buffer zone around the court to prevent contact between fans and participants. Courtside seating and the Tommy J. West Club will be closed. Ticket holders in those areas will have the opportunity to sit in the bowl area.

We here at RVAHub are in communication with the Rams and are hoping to have a photographer at the game but that isn’t confirmed yet.

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